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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

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    Popularity
  2.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  3.   When I Go Down on You
  4.   Makanujo
  5.   You're Gonna Pay
  6.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  7.   Lolita
  8.   Lake of Sin
  9.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  10.   Tight Black Rubber
  11.   Polly's Into Me
  12.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  13.   Serious Curious
  14.   Svn Fngrs
  15.   Cinema Star
  16.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  17.   Virginia Reel
  18.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  19.   Nonstoperotik
  20.   The Water
  21.   Threshold Apprehension
  22.   Get Away Oil
  23.   The Obedient Servant
  24.   Band Intro
  25.   Bad News
  26.   Discotheque 36
  27.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  28.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  29.   Discotheque 36
  30.   Tight Black Rubber
  31.   The Maharal
  32.   The Conjuring
  33.   Stars
  34.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  35.   Miriam and Florian
  36.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  37.   Custom All the Way
  38.   Dead Man's Curve
  39.   Captain Pasty
  40.   Bluefinger
  41.   Little Stars Theme
  42.   Rabbits
  43.   Corrina
  44.   Bluefinger
  45.   Polly's into Me
  46.   Wheels
  47.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  48.   Ghost Coming
  49.   Six Legged Man
  50.   Il Cuchaiao
  51.   Wild Son
  52.   Test Pilot Blues
  53.   Gyaneshwar
  54.   Astaroth
  55.   Captain Pasty
  56.   Talking
  57.   She Took All the Money
  58.   The Word (Reprise)
  59.   Lolita
  60.   Alabaster
  61.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  62.   All Around the World
  63.   The Flower Song
  64.   She Took All The Money
  65.   Abbabubba
  66.   O My Tidy Sum
  67.   Test Pilot Blues
  68.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  69.   All in My Mind
  70.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  71.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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